University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
December 19, 2008
Improving the Profitability of Fertilizer and Manure Use:
New Research Findings and Tools
Fertilizer costs were high in 2008 and costs for 2009 are still uncertain. To help producers get the most benefit from their fertilizer investment, UNL Extension specialists will share strategies and tips at 15 meetings in eastern Nebraska in January and February. The programs are free and will be targeted to crop producers and agronomists, especially where animal feeding operations are important.
The four main topics to addressed are:
- Nutrient management for corn including a review of the recommendations, managing with high cost phosphorus, controlled release nitrogen, non-traditional soil management products, interpretation of soil test results, and an introduction to the new UN-L soil test software
- Manure as a source of nutrients including estimating manure nutrient availability, interpretation of manure test lab reports, and estimating the dollar value of manure
- Impact of havesting crop residue
- Recent ethanol-manure phosphorus research
Charles Shapiro and Charles Wortmann, Extension soil fertility specialists, will work with Extension educators to conduct these programs. The events will be co-sponsored by the Nebraska Corn Board and the USDA Cooperative Research, Extension and Education Service (CREES). It's expected that two or more CEUs will be awarded in nutrient management. Check www.soilfertility.unl.edu for current information.
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